Are you an A&O Leader and Connector? Apply to join the AOP Steering Committee

  • Interested in growing your local network and professional connections?
  • Passionate about working in the Athletic & Outdoor Industry?
  • Love planning thoughtful, inspiring and fun networking events?
  • Want to strengthen and add new skills to your resume?
  • Enthusiastic about connecting and supporting peers within your network?
  • Want to leverage or improve your natural leadership skills?

Then apply to join the Athletic & Outdoor Professionals Steering Committee!

Portland A&O is seeking new members for the Athletic & Outdoor Professionals committee to provide strategic leadership, vision, and support to deliver on its mission to connect, highlight and support professionals in Portland’s Athletic and Outdoor industry through informative, inspirational, and inclusive events.

As a working and leadership-based role, committee members are required to meet regularly to support the development, planning and coordination of AOP and partnership events. As influencers, ambassadors, liaisons and connectors between their company and the wider A&O community, ideal committee candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Currently employed by a Portland-based A&O brand
  • Able to commit to one monthly committee meeting
  • Able to commit to at least  3 events a year
  • Able to commit to be on the committee for a minimum of 1 year
  • Committed to creating inclusive and diverse programming
  • Passionate about creating community and resources for talent in the A&O industry
  • Passionate about being a connector within your current company and the broader industry

Applications have been extended to Friday December 20, 2019. Apply by end of day to join our group of fun, passionate committee members (who love a good nacho plate and beer while meeting!) 

Please note, priority will be given to candidates who are women or people of color.


Athletic & Outdoor Professionals launched in 2013. AOP’s mission is to establish and grow a supportive community of professionals in Portland’s Athletic and Outdoor industry by connecting individuals, showcasing industry talent, and continuing to highlight Portland as a recognized global A&O hub.


Portland A&O powered by Prosper Portland aims to support the success of Oregon’s 800+ Athletic and Outdoor firms through community, peer-to-peer learning, events, and programming.